Monthly Archives: February 2017

Updates: A Week Off


As you may have guessed, I’m going to take a week off from my regular posting schedule. Why? Because I’m taking my real estate licensing test this week (and I need to study!).

I thought about trying to do all the posts for the week tonight (in lieu of a full night’s sleep), but that was wishful thinking. It wouldn’t work (I know better!).

So I’m going to do the adult thing and plan ahead – because I decinitely don’t want to have to take it again!

Regular posts should resume with the next novel update. I believe it’s Deathwalker‘s turn (sorry for any confusion caused by its delayed post coinciding with Wind Town‘s regularly scheduled post yesterday!).

As for the rest, wish me luck!!



I turned my back on a play to do another day.
It turned its back in turn – too late? Absurd!
A lesson learned (unheard).

6 Word Short Story: Fool Me Once

They think it’s spring. Silly birds.

Simple Truths

From or to
With and for,
The company is
And isn’t.

Together without,
They’re apart within,
From all that was
At present.

So shall be
What cannot be
And so shan’t be
What should.

Can’t or can,
The words alone:
Horrible, awful,

Fleeing, Shrinking, Fled

Fleeing, shrinking, fled –
All conscious thoughts in my head
Like fish in a pool

Through Open Eyes

Through open eyes, you see the dream,
A whisper’s length from reach.
You hear it creep though it doesn’t move,
You feel its voice though it doesn’t speak —
A taste of flame that doesn’t heat,
So perfect formed, so incomplete.
You stare in longing and back away,
Away into a void
Where reason lies with emotion’s voice
And tells you nothing at all,
And from such strong persuasion,
You willingly let it fall.

Of Love: A Poem to Wish You a Happy Valentine’s Day

“Of Love” may not be my best poem, but I certainly had fun putting it with different pictures. In any case, happy Valentine’s Day!*

*(Or, if you’re not romantic or not in a relationship, Happy martyred saint day, or happy Lupercalia. If you are a romantic who loves Valentine’s Day, ignore everything I just said).

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It’s the streak of heat left
By a finger on your cheek
That sinks through the skin
To the heart.

It’s the warm breath exchanged
In a lingering kiss,
That spreads through the body
Like life.

And it’s the sweet, gentle comfort
Of the welcoming arms
That soothe and make anywhere

Usually, I work with different images to see which looks best, but then, I only pick one to upload. This time, I decided to go ahead and do a handful of pictures for “Of Love” because it seemed appropriate – after all, love is a very personal thing, and what imagery communicates that feeling will vary.

What do you think? Which version of “Of Love” is your favorite?

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